Publications

Ekesa Nakhauka, B., Kimiywe, J., Van den Bergh, I., Blomme, G., Dhuique-Mayer, C. and Davey, M. (2013). Content and Retention of Provitamin A Carotenoids Following Ripening and Local Processing of Four Popular Musa Cultivars from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Sustainable Agriculture Research 2(2):60-75.

Nzawele, D.B., Rweyemamu, C.L. and Maerere, A.P. (2013). Genetic diversity among INERA-Mulungu (DR Congo) Musa spp. germplasm and their relatedness to those in Tanzania using numerical taxonomy. Plant Genetic Resources 11(01):50-61.

Ekesa, B., Kimiywe, J., Davey, M.W., Claudie, D.M., Van den Bergh, I., Karamura, D. and Blomme, G. (2012). Banana and plantain (Musa spp.) cultivar preference, local processing techniques and consumption patterns in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences 4(8):312-319.

Dheda Djailo, B., Nzawele, B.D., Roux, N., Ngezahayo, F., Vigheri, N., De Langhe, E., Karamura, D., Picq, C., Mobambo, P., Swennen, R. and Blomme, G. (2011). Musa Collection and Characterisation in Central and Eastern DR Congo: a Chronological Overview. p.87-94. In: Van den Bergh, I., Smith, M., Swennen, R and Hermanto, C. (eds). International ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Global Perspectives on Asian Challenges, Guangzhou, China, 14-18/09/2009. Acta Horticulturae 897. ISHS, Leuven, Belgium.

Three articles In: Tripathi, L. (ed). Bananas, plantains and enset II. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 4. Global Science Books, London (GBR). See titles in blue below:

Ntamwira, J., Nzawele, D.B., Katunga, D., Van Asten, P.J.A. and Blomme, G. (2010). The effect of application of organic matter during planting on growth of an East African Highland cooking banana grown on two contrasting soils in South Kivu, Eastern DR-Congo. p15-16.

Dowiya, N.B., Blomme, G., Dheda, D.B., Rweyemamu, C., Velly, D., Vigheri, N., Milambo, A., Eden-Green, S., Karamura, E. and Maerere, A. (2010). The alarming spread of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and its impact on food security and income. p56-59.

Walangululu, M.J., Matara, M.R., Bahati, L., Niyongere, C., Lepoint, P. and Blomme, G. (2010). Assessing the spread and seasonal influence of fruit peel disease and Banana Bunchy Top Disease in South Kivu, Eastern DR-Congo. p98-104.

Mobambo, P., Staver, C., Hauser, S., Dheda, B. and Vangu, G. (2010). An innovation capacity analysis to identify strategies for improving plantain and banana (Musa spp.) productivity and value addition in the Democratic Republic of Congo. p.821-827. In: Dubois, T., Hauser, S., Staver, C. and Coyne, D.(eds). International Conference on Banana and Plantain in Africa on Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact, Mombasa, Kenya, 2008/10/05-09. Acta Horticulturae 879. ISHS, Leuven, Belgium.

Dowiya, N.B., Rweyemamu, C.L. and Maerere, A.P. (2009). Banana (Musa spp. Colla) cropping systems, production constraints and cultivar preferences in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 4(2):341-356.

Ndungo, V., Fiaboe, K.K.M. and Mwangi, M. (2008). Banana Xanthomonas wilt in the DR Congo: impact, spread and management. Journal of Applied Biosciences 1(1):1-7.

Ndungo, V., Eden-Green, S., Blomme, G., Crozier, J. and Smith, J.J. (2006). Presence of banana xanthomonas wilt (Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Plant Pathology 55(2):294.

Makumbelo, E., Paulus, J.J., Luyindula, N. and Lukoki, L. (2005). Apport des arbres fruitiers à la sécurité alimentaire en milieu urbain tropical: cas de la commune de Limété-Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo. Tropicultura 23(4):245-252.

Ndungo, V., Eden-Green, S., Blomme, G., Crozier, J. and Smith, J.J. (2005). Presence of banana xanthomonas wilt (Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New Disease Reports 11:2.

Thesis

Ekesa Nakhauka, B. (2012). Retention and Bioaccessibility of Provitamin A Carotenoids in Popular Musa Fruit and their Derived products consumed in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. School of Applied Human Sciences of Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. PhD. 157p.

Nkalubo Jagwe, J. (2011). The impact of transaction costs on the participation of smallholder farmers and intermediaries in the banana markets of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. University of Pretoria, Pretoria (ZAF). PhD – Doctor of Philosophy (Agricultural Economics). 120p.

Vandamme, E. (2008). Nutrient deficiencies in soils of Walungu, South-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. KUL, Leuven (BEL). Thesis (Master of Bio-ingenieur in het Land- en Bosbeheer). 108p.

Bioversity-INIBAP publications:

Vigheri, N. and Lubanga, L. (2006). Banana Xanthomonas wilt in DR-Congo. p17-18. In : Karamura, E., Osiru, M., Blomme, G., Picq, C. (eds). Developing a regional strategy to address the outbreak of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa. INIBAP, Montpellier, France.

De Langhe, E.A.L. 2004. Project: plantain in the eastern Congo basin (Democratic Republic of Congo). Report of a consultancy mission – 18th to 24th of January 2004 – at the University of Kisangani with the objective to organise the implementation of the project. INIBAP, Montpellier (FRA). 30p.

Ndungo, V., Bakelana Ba-Kufimfutu, A., Eden-Green, S. and Blomme, G. 2004. An outbreak of banana xanthomonas wilt (Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum) in the Democratic Republic of Congo [Un foyer de flétrissement causé par Xanthomonas (Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum) en République démocratique du Congo]. Infomusa (FRA) 13(2):43-44.